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Geography Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The ongoing research is concentrated in the fields of: 1. Human Geography: - Urban and social geography; - Urban and regional planning; - Geography of development; - Geography of Health. 2. Physical Geography: - Ice and climate; - Soil erosion and landscape studies. 3. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems.

Division of Geography and Tourism KU Leuven


Within the Department of Geography and Tourism spatial patterns at the surface of the earth are studied and the dynamic interaction between the (bio-) physical environment and society takes a central place.

Department of Geography Ghent University

On the interface between exact and social sciences, we focus in our research and education on spatial patterns at the earth surface and the dynamic interaction between environment and society.A wide variety of theoretical, technical and practical aspects characterizes both the research and the education in our department.Thanks to the multidisciplinary character of our projects, we are open to national and international collaborations in ...

Human Geography Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The emphasis of research in human geography is laid on the fields of urban social geography, urban and regional planning, geography of development and geography of health. During the last five years research has been finalised on: 1. Structure planning in Flanders and Vlaams-Brabant; 2. Urban renewal in Brussels; 3. Comparative atlas of European cities; 4. The provision of services for the elderly in Brussels; 5. Migration in the Brussels ...

Geography Unit Vrije Universiteit Brussel

see units FARD en MARD-Topic A : Study of slope processes, soil erosion and soil erosion mapping (Prof. M. Van Molle) -Topic B : Global Change: environmental research, climatology and climatic change, climatic and glacier modelling -Topic C : Antarctic research, Antarctic climatology and geomorphology -Topic D : Cartography and geographic information systems, theory of map projections, mapping technique, geographic information systems, ...

Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Cosmopolis is a research centre within the Department of Geography of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is dedicated to research and teaching in geography, spatial planning and urban design. Committed to pursuing both academic and practice relevant research, Cosmopolis actively engages policy makers, governments, citizen networks and other urban partners to transform knowledge into action.

Critical Urban Research Brussels Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Observing the need for a strong Brussels-based research network on urban affairs, CURB intends to strengthen existing ties between researchers at ULB and VUB in the interdisciplinary field of Urban Studies. The joint research group is (initially) centered on the piilars of critical urban geographical analysis and urban planning & design. CURB is expected to provide a framework to develop future research collaborations, by increasing the ...

Brussels Centre for Urban Studies Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS) represents more than twenty research groups from different departments and faculties of the VUB, and has close ties with the Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), the Brussels University Alliance (BUA), the equivalent networks at the ULB and USL-B, as well as other urban studies centers in Europe and worldwide.

Historical Research into urban transformation processes Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Urban history is a broad and dynamic research area in which scholars from very diverse disciplines can encounter and inspire one another. At the same time, it is an area of research that can be explored and implemented in many different ways. In HOST the focus lies with cities in the early modern period and long nineteenth century, with special attention for the role of cities as catalysts for processes of economic innovation, social ...

Department of Architecture and urban planning Ghent University

At the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning research concerns various fields like Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism; Construction Technique and Building Physics; Research by Design in Architecture, Urbanism and Urban Design; Computer Aided Design.Research topics reach from fundamental research and theoretical questions to applied and broad societal problems. As well long-term research on doctoral and postdoctoral level as ...